On Joining the Marine Corps

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Well first of all, I was going to college and I was almost flunking out. So I decided, "Well, I have to do something else." And then a friend of mine said, “Why don’t you do it?” And I said, “Okay.” But it was nothing really- not a big deal. But something like that. Plus, I remember thinking at that time, well, once I get out, you see, I would get the GI Bill and get help, financial, with my education so that was another motivating factor I think. 

Date: July 2, 2014
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sakura Kato
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum; Japanese American Bar Association

Corps Marine UCLA

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